Arbor Day, Boys Town, and Kool-Aid® are just a few of the marks the Great Plains state of Nebraska has made on American culture. From the state's eastern border along the Missouri River, where Lewis and Clark embarked on the Corps of Discovery expedition, to the towering geologic landmarks of the west, chronicled in pioneers' journals, there are treasures to explore on each page of C is for Cornhusker: A Nebraska Alphabet.Rajean Luebs Shepherd was raised in Michigan and has a degree in elementary education from Central Michigan University. After graduating, she traveled the world for ten years with the international performing group Up With People. A substitute teacher, Rajean enjoys sharing her favorite children's books with her students. She lives with her family in North Platte, Nebraska. With over twenty years in commercial illustration, Sandy Appleoff's work has appeared in a range of venues from corporate advertising, to magazines to children's books to large-scale installation murals. She has taught at the Kansas City Art Institute and the Colorado Mountain College in Aspen. Currently she is teaching and working on an MFA in stage and costume design at the University of Kansas. Sandy lives on a farm in Falls City, Nebraska.
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C Is for Cornhusker: A Nebraska Alphabet based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
As always in this series, this book works on two levels. The rhyming verses for each letter work nicely for younger readers, and those you read aloud to. The prose paragraphs found on each page go into more detail about each entry, and work well for older readers with longer attention spans.The pictures are bright and accurate. I also love the choices for the alphabet from my favorite state. My favorites: D for Dancing Cranes, I for Ice Age (mammoths), K for Kool-Aid, V for canteen Volunteers (WWII), and Z for the Henry Doorly Zoo.